MAKE FINE STUD EARRINGS IN A DAY

Silver dot studs and gold bar studs

Have a lovely time creating heirloom pieces that you can enjoy for years to come. In this one day workshop, you will learn how to make beautifully delicate stud earrings in sterling silver with the option to create in solid 9ct gold for your second project during the afternoon of the workshop.

The pre-requisite for this workshop is a term of our Beginners Jewellery Making Course or equivalent.

 

At A Glance

  • $215 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Weekends - either a Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm
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The earring making class taught me so much more about materials, techniques and process specifically relevant to earrings but also transferable to other jewellery pieces. The class was engaging and fun and the workshop is very well organised and well equipped. Thanks SquarePeg.

Wayan, 2020

ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn how to make gorgeous fine studs in this rewarding one day workshop. 

Our Make Fine Stud Earring Designs in a Day workshop is perfect for those who want to improve their soldering and finishing skills as you create matching pairs or mismatched pieces for everyday wear. 

Students work in silver throughout the morning as they finesse their soldering at the micro-level. Many will continue to work in silver for the whole day, or you may choose to purchase a 9ct gold pack to work with during the afternoon.

This course is most suited to people who have some experience in jewellery making and have confidence in basic soldering. 

This class offers the option to have an introduction to working with gold through the optional purchase of a solid 9ct gold pack to work with for your second project. This class offers the opportunity to work with gold if you choose to purchase the 9ct gold pack which will cost around $100 on the day.

Learning outcomes

- Create fine jewellery stud designs in sterling silver with the option to work in 9ct gold
- Learn how to work with the Smiths Little Torch - perfect for micro soldering
- Polish your work to a lovely finish with tips and tricks across hand polishing, demonstration of the flex shaft and use of the vibrational tumbler


What To Expect

What students learn

  • Form small scale shapes with fine wire
  • Sawpierce small designs from sheet material
  • Soldering – solder delicate wire shapes with the Smith Little torch
  • Finishing – learn how to finish small scale studs by hand polishing with a demonstration of using the Micro Motor and vibrational tumbling machine as polishing aids

What students make

A pair (or more) of fine studs in sterling silver with the option to work in 9ct gold

Practicalities

What is included

  • 15 grams of Sterling Silver to create your fine stud earrings
  • Sterling silver wire for earring posts for two pairs of earrings
  • a pair of Sterling Silver butterfly backs

All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie; saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What do you need to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • An apron
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • You may like to bring along stencil ideas for sawing out in metal as your earring design – templates will also be available on the day
  • Funds to cover the 9ct solid gold pack if you would like to work with gold in the afternoon

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg.

All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Payment Options

Enroll below – you can secure your place on the spot!

Or, take advantage of our payment by installments option to secure your place:

Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

I had a great time with tutor Liz who showed me the principles of jewelry making and all tools and techniques to make my ideas come true. Definitely will be back for more information about the alchemy.

Andre M, Satisfied Silversmith in the Making

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

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